Hailing from Denmark, EVIL emerged in 1982 amidst the rise of legendary countrymen King Diamond and Mercyful Fate. Their 12" EP "Evil's Message" is a raw testament to the classic heavy metal sound of the era. Expect fierce riffs, pounding rhythms, and soaring vocals that channel the dark and powerful energy of the 1980s metal scene.


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Album Description:

In the realm of heavy metal, there are certain albums that have etched themselves into the world of music history. They stand as powerful statements, capturing the raw energy and rebellious spirit of a specific era. Among these notable albums is "EVIL - Evil's Message", a thrilling 12" EP vinyl release that unleashed its captivating sound in September 1984. Produced by Jac Hustinx and recorded at Stonesound in Roosendaal, this album stands as a testament to the untamed spirit of 1980s metal.

Album Cover and Logo Design:

The visual presentation of "EVIL - Evil's Message" was meticulously crafted to convey its dark and menacing aura. The album cover design was the brainchild of Bel Esprit Objects, based in Eindhoven, Holland. The cover artwork, no doubt, teased listeners with its cryptic imagery, setting the stage for the musical journey within. Furthermore, the striking logo idea was conceptualized by Jan Knudsen, capturing the essence of Evil's ferocious sound.

The Musicians and Performers:

At the heart of "EVIL - Evil's Message" lies the undeniable talent and skill of its band members. Pearl Angel, known by his real name Per Hansen, dominated the stage with his powerful and commanding vocals. His range and charisma elevated Evil's sound to new heights, captivating listeners with every lyric.

Kim Xmas commanded the guitars, delivering razor-sharp riffs and blistering solos that cut through the air with precision. His guitar work on this album remains a testament to his dexterity and ability to create captivating melodies that complemented Evil's signature sound.

Pete "Popcorn" Hurricane, on bass, provided the thundering low-end foundation that anchored Evil's music. His pulsating bass lines added depth and intensity, forming a solid backbone for the band's sonic assault.

Freddie Wolf, the band's skilled drummer, ensured that the album maintained a relentless pace, driving the songs forward with relentless energy. His thunderous beats and intricate fills showcased his technical prowess, leaving listeners in awe.

The Music and Impact:

"EVIL - Evil's Message" is a powerful and unrelenting assault on the senses. The EP contains a collection of tracks that epitomize the essence of 1980s metal, combining aggressive riffs, thunderous rhythm sections, and soaring vocals. Songs like "Evil's Message" and "Nightmare" showcase Evil's ability to create intense and memorable anthems that resonate with fans of the genre.

Upon its release, the EP garnered critical acclaim within the metal community, cementing Evil's status as a force to be reckoned with. The album's impact went beyond the initial release, as it continues to inspire and influence aspiring musicians to this day.


Album Description & Collectors information:

This album "EVIL - Evil's Message" is their first official album

Music Genre: 

Danish Heavy Metal

Album Production Information:

The album: "EVIL - Evil's Message" was produced by: Jacques Hustinx

Jacques Hustinx, a Dutch musician, producer, and co-founder of Rave-On Records, played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of heavy metal music during the 1980s. Learn more about him

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Willem Steentjes

Willem Steentjes the owner and sound engineer of Stone Sound Studio, Roosendaal, NL.

This album was recorded at: Stonesound, Roosendaal, September 1984

Album cover design: Bel Esprit Objects Eindhoven, Holland

Evil's Logo Idea: Jan Knudsen

Record Label: 
RAVE ON Records RMLP-010
Record Format
45RPM 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year and Country:

  1984 Made in Netherlands
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: EVIL - Evil's Message
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Pearl Angel (real-name: Per Hansen) - Vocals
  • Kim Xmas - Guitars

     Kim Xmas (real-name: Kim Jul) Guitarist with the Danish Thrash Metal band "EVIL" from 1982 until 1985, in 1986 he and Freddie Wolf left "EVIIL" to join the Palladion, Copenhagen band. Both returned at a later date to re-join "EVIL".

  • Pete "Popcorn" Hurricane - Bass
  • Freddie Wolf - Drums

     Freddie Wolf (real-name: Freddie Pedersen) drums, bass, guitars with the Danish Thrash Metal band "EVIL" from 1982 until Today, in 1986 he and Kim Xmas left "EVIIL" to join the Palladion, Copenhagen band. Both returned at a later date to re-join "EVIL".

Complete Track-listing of the album "EVIL - Evil's Message"

The detailed tracklist of this record "EVIL - Evil's Message" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Evil's Message
  2. Evil
  3. The Devil Wants Me
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Son of the Bitch
  2. Take Good Care (Of Your Balls)
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Photo of "EVIL - Evil's Message" 12" LP Record - Side One:
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